The two newest releases from Foundation Cigar Co. have arrived at stores.

One is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the company’s debut release, El Güegüense. In a bit of a ying and yang like scenario, Nicholas Melillo opted for the translated name, The Wise Man Maduro.

It uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Condega, Estelí and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua. Production is being handled by Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) and it is being made in five sizes.

  • The Wise Man Maduro Churchill (7 x 48) — $11 (Boxes of 25, $275)
  • The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46) — $9.90 (Boxes of 25, $247.50)
  • The Wise Man Maduro Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 25, $262.50)
  • The Wise Man Maduro Toro Huaco (6 x 56) — $11.50 (Boxes of 25, $287.50)
  • The Wise Man Maduro Torpedo (6 1/4 x 52) — $16 (Boxes of 25, $320)

The other release is a collaboration between Foundation and George Herbert, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, who owns Highclere Castle, an actual castle best known for being where the British period drama Downtown Abbey is filmed.

Highclere Castle uses a Connecticut shade wrapper, Brazilian mata fina binder and tobaccos from Jalapa and Ometepe, Nicaragua.

It’s offered in five sizes and is being produced by A.J. Fernández.

  • Highclere Castle Churchill (7 x 48) — $16 (Boxes of 20, $320)
  • Highclere Castle Corona (5 1/2 x 46) — $13 (Boxes of 20, $260)
  • Highclere Castle Petit Corona (5 x 42) — $12 (Boxes of 20, $240)
  • Highclere Castle Robusto (5 x 50) — $14 (Boxes of 20, $280)
  • Highclere Castle Toro (6 x 52) — $15 (Boxes of 20, $300)

Charlie Minato

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